Contents tagged with Lukashenko

  • Belarus deploying special operations forces to Ukrainian border

    The Belarusian Defense Ministry  announced that it is deploying "units of special operation forces" to the border with Ukraine due to an alleged threat coming from the Ukrainian troops on the Belarusian border.

    "The group of troops amassed by the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Southern Operational Direction with a total number of up to 20,000 people also requires a response from us. In order to ensure the security of the Republic of Belarus in the Southern direction, units of the special …

  • Lukashenko: Belarus does not intend to take part in Russia’s ‘special operation’ in Ukraine

    The Belarusian army did not take part in the Russian "special operation" against Ukraine and does not plan to do so, said Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko, reports the Telegram channel Pool 1.

    "The Belarusian army did not take part in the "special operation" and does not intend to do it," Lukashenka said and added that Belarus is protecting the state border from Brest to Mazyr on its own.

    "The hybrid war that has been started against Belarus, especially the sanctions war in the …

  • Lukasheno considers joining Russian invasion of Ukraine

    Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko is likely to make a decision in the coming hours to join Russia's invasion of Ukraine, reports Ukrayinska Pravda, citing Ukrainian Centre for Defence Strategies.

    If Lukashenko takes such a step, he will use of all Belarusian troops and weapons, said the Centre for Defence Strategies.

    The only reason for this decision is that Lukashenko is completely dependent on Putin, including his own security.

    "This decision does not take into account peace and …

  • Lukashenko threatens to deploy ‘super-nuclear’ weapons in Belarus

    Belarus is ready to deploy in its territory not only nuclear, but also advanced "super-nuclear" weapons in the event of a threat from the country's adversaries, said Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko at the Osipovichi training ground while attending the Russian-Belarusian military exercises Allied Resolve–2022.

    "If necessary, if such stupid steps are taken by our opponents and adversaries, we will deploy not only nuclear weapons, but also super-nuclear, advanced ones, in order to …

  • Kremlin considers saving Lukashenko from losing main source of foreign currency income

    Russian authorities are considering ways to help the regime of Alexander Lukashenko, which has been cut off by Western sanctions from the possibility of exporting potash, a key source of foreign currency for the Belarusian economy.

    The Kremlin is now looking into the possibility of accepting Belarusian potash fertilizers in Russian ports, said Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

    "This issue is on the agenda. It is being discussed. If I am not mistaken, so far [the redirection] of …

  • Lukashenko announces joint exercises with Russia to counter Ukraine and the West

    Belarus and Russia will hold military exercises in the western and southern regions, said Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko.

    According to him, the exercises were agreed with Russian President Vladimir Putin in December and will be a response to the "difficult situation" on the borders of the Union State.

    "These should be regular exercises to work out a certain plan in the confrontation with these forces: the West (the Baltic States and Poland) and the south (Ukraine)," BelTA news …

  • Minsk: Belarus is ready to deploy Russian nuclear weapons

    Belarus is considering the possibility of deploying nuclear weapons in its territory, said Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei in an interview with RT Arabic.

    According to the minister, Minsk is ready to take such a step if it feels threatened by NATO. "This is one of the possible responses to possible future actions by the North Atlantic Alliance in the territory of Poland," he explained.

    In late November, Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko threatened to ask Russian President …

  • Lukashenko asks Putin for another $35 billion

    Belarus is working on obtaining new loans from Russia amid sanctions that have cut off its economy from key foreign currency sources.

    Minsk is negotiating a new government loan, as well as additional funds from the Eurasian Fund for Stabilization and Development, which is 90% funded by Russia, said First Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Nikolai Snopkov.

    "The total amount of the requested funds is $3.5 billion," he said at a meeting with the Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko. New …

  • Belarus prepares to be disconnected from SWIFT

    All Belarusian banks have connected to the Bank of Russia's Financial Messaging Transfer System (SPFS, said the Head of Division for Development and regulation of the National Payment System, of the Russia Central Bank Denis Baryshkov speaking at the VIII National Payment Forum.

    Now 38 financial institutions from nine countries are connected to the Russian system, which began to be developed in 2014 after the annexation of Crimea and the collapse of relations with the West, Baryshkov said.

    " …

  • Lukashenko: Russia will not attack Ukraine

    Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko said that Russia is not going to attack Ukraine, and all statements about this are allegedly used as an excuse to "hammer Russia".

    "They need a reason to hammer Russia. So, they put up that label. Although no one in Russia is going to attack Ukraine. Russia is aware of what is happening in Ukraine. And what is happening there, and what NATO and the Americans plan, is unacceptable not only for Russia, but also for us, because we are located nearby," …